Wednesday, 24 February 2016

COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD ANNOUNCES ITS AWARD WINNERS FOR 2015


If you ask me, the Oscar is no longer down to Sandy Powell vs. Sandy Powell - it's down to Sandy Powell vs. Jenny Beavan. The bag lady wins a Costume Designers Guild award for Mad Max: Fury Road, adding to the BAFTA she won just over a week ago, while fellow Oscar nominee Paco Delgado pulled off a slight surprise, winning for The Danish Girl. The double win was facilitated by the CDG's splitting of the Costume Design category, and it wasn't a double win - it was a triple, with Beasts of No Nation's Jenny Eagan also winning. I'm still calling Powell for the Oscar (for Cinderella, not Carol), but it could be a close one, with four potential winners in the one category. Have a look at this guild's nominees here, and their award winners below.

Excellence in Period Film
Paco Delgado (The Danish Girl)

Excellence in Fantasy Film
Jenny Beavan (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Excellence in Contemporary Film
Jenny Eagan (Beasts of No Nation)

Distinguished Service Award
Edwina Pellikka

Distinguished Collaborator Award
Quentin Tarantino

Lacoste Spotlight Award
Cate Blanchett

Career Achievement Award
Ellen Mirojnick